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King-kong-eul deul-da (2009)

A former weight-lifting bronze medalist coaches an ill-equipped team of high school girls into the national sports festival.



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Credited cast:
Beom-su Lee ... Olympic bronze medalist
An Jo ... Park Yeong-ja
Yoon-hoi Lee ... Song Min-hee
... Yeo-soon Seo (as Moonkyung Choi)
Bo-mi Jeon ... Bbang-sun-ee
Min-yeong Kim
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yong-joo Ahn
Hee-Bong Byun ... (as Hie-bong Byeon)
Seong-woong Choi
Ju-bong Gi
Dae-yeong Go
Seung-yong Go
Dan-ji Jang
Beom-sik Kim
Gi-joon Kim


A former weight-lifting bronze medalist coaches an ill-equipped team of high school girls into the national sports festival.

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A hard-to-rate sports movie about girls' weightlifting
5 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

It's hard to rate Lifting King Kong. The first half would get a 4 and the last half an 8.

Sports movies follow a clear pattern: the coach might not want the job, the team is a rag tag bunch that can't succeed or work together, the team is comically bad, but something sparks their interest and all of a sudden, they're engaged in camaraderie and hard work while exciting music plays; the big game comes and something terrible happens but they pull together at the end. Lifting King Kong, in many ways, follows that same pattern. If that's a spoiler for you, you haven't seen many sports movies!

The focus of this movie is on a man who won an Olympic bronze for weightlifting -- bronze, because he injures himself in his final lift. He can no longer lift and feels like a failure. A few years later, he's down on his luck but is pushed into a job as a coach for a school weightlifting girls' team. The team is rag tag, etc. (see the previous paragraph).

In watching Lifting Kong King, it was like watching two different movies. The first half (the rag tag, down-on-their-luck team) is so ridiculous in how it's portrayed, that the word "cartoony" kept coming to mind. I rarely quit a movie in the middle but I was tempted to here. It was just too overdone.

The second half of the film, though -- the part of the sports movie where the team is finally getting it together -- seems utterly different in style. The actors and actresses are generally quite engaging and the ending pretty powerful.

In short, if you start it, stick with it past the 1:15 mark and you'll likely find it worth your time.

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